40 hours per week

Automation Technician 40 hours per week

General Purpose

Responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining automation systems to ensure smooth operation in a fast-growing manufacturing facility.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Troubleshoot electrical circuit and system failures on assembly machines and make the necessary repairs.
  • Utilize machine blueprints to trace multiple interconnected wire circuits from sensors, to/from/through terminations blocks to/from PLC's. Diagnose failures in the circuits and/or PLC's and make the necessary repairs.
  • Assess, diagnose and make necessary mechanical repairs to assembly machines.
  • Respond quickly to all service requests and efficiently troubleshoot and repair electrical/mechanical systems.
  • Communicate estimated timelines for repairs to those impacted.
  • Prepare assembly machine changeover parts and supplies as needed.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assembly machines and infrastructure systems per PM schedules.
  • Conduct tests and assessments of new systems and repairs to ensure quality.
  • Ensure the calibration of all machines and maintenance after calibration.
  • Assemble and install electrical panels, wire harnesses, and other electrical equipment.
  • Make recommendations concerning upgrades and changes, where required, for improved process control.
  • Install new equipment and wiring to expand infrastructure as needed.
  • Train production personnel on equipment operation.
  • Log all services and report progress to management.
  • Utilize and store all equipment properly.
  • Support and adhere to all system procedures and company policies/procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment. Follow all safety regulations.
  • Report all accidents or near misses.
  • Adhere to all environmental and quality standards.
  • Any other tasks that may be necessary to meet the production schedule in a safe and efficient manner.

Position Differentiation by Level

Level 1 - Pay Range: $30.00 - $35.00


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology or related field, or 2-5 years experience in related field


  • Basic computer skills (Excel and Word)
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints and technical drawings
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to communicate effectively with management
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be a team player

Level 2 - Pay Range: $35.00 - $38.00


  • 5-9 years of hands-on experience in electronics and instrumentation and skilled in troubleshooting automation systems


  • Same as level 1
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve
  • Must be versatile in their maintenance ability

Level 3 - Pay Range: $38.00 - $42.00


  • 10+ years of hands-on experience in electronics and instrumentation and skilled in troubleshooting automation systems


  • Same as level 2


Please send your application and/or C.V. to:

Angie Parnell
E-mail: a.parnell@wppg.com

About Weener Plastics US

Weener Plastics USA, located in Wilson, North Carolina, is an expert in injection molding. This facility produces plastic packaging for Personal Care, Food and Home Care markets. Customers are well-known global brands, trusted local brands as well as private labels. Weener Plastics US is part of the global Weener Plastics Group, with 23 facilities in 15 countries and more than 4,000 employees.


26 Apr 2024